President Trump might seek to build up to 315 miles of his border wall by directing the Army Corps of Engineers to dip into a $13.9 billion pot approved last February to fund more than 50 disaster relief and prevention projects around the country, multiple outlets reported Friday. The money could be used if Trump declares a national emergency to circumvent Congress, though lawsuits are expected should the president pursue this course. The White House reportedly is also eyeing military construction funds for the wall. Congressional Democrats and some Republicans have opposed these plans, calling Trump's threatened emergency declaration an abuse of power.

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